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Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn

Change up popcorn in a good way.

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn in bowl

Have you ever had one of those times when staring in the pantry for a snack, unable to find anything, until you spot the popcorn?

I have those times a lot, especially on the weekends or late at night.

I see the jar of popcorn kernels and grab it up thinking, what a good pantry item this is.

It lasts nicely when kept in a sealed jar and is always there whenever I need it for the perfect snack. 

And, it’s fairly inexpensive too.

I like using a microwave popcorn popper because it doesn’t require oil and pops the kernels quickly.

Popcorn generally involves butter for me but I do love to change the flavor up a bit.

This version with fresh lemon juice is so good because of the slight bitterness along with the butter and salt.

It’s kind of like vinegar potato chips with a sour bite that has you going back for more.

And the poppy seeds are an added bonus to add an ever so slight nutty taste.

Here are more snack recipes you may like “Pita Quesadillas“, “Mini Kaiser Roll Pizzas with Homemade Sauce” and “Yogurt Apple Cups with Coconut, Maple and Walnuts“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn ingredients

Popped popcorn, butter, fresh lemon juice, poppy seeds and salt

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Butter in small pan with whole lemons

Start off by making the lemon butter.  I snuck in one of the lemons from a tree that I have called a pink lemonade lemon.

It’s of course the one with the green stripes.

It looks just like a regular lemon inside only it has a pink color to it.

And to me it tastes like a regular lemon too.

I actually used the juice of this pink lemonade lemon in this recipe.

I should have taken a picture of the inside to show how pink it is.

Melt butter in small pan on stove top

Heat a small skillet or pot on low heat…

Melt butter on small pan on stove top

…and add butter.

Squeeze lemon juice in melted butter in pan

Stir as the butter melts and add lemon juice.

Stir melted butter and lemon juice in pan

Continue to stir until the butter is completely melted.

Popcorn in bowls with lemon butter in pitcher

Next,

Drizzle lemon butter on popcorn in bowl

drizzle the melted lemon butter on top the popcorn.

Top lemon butter with poppy seeds on popcorn in bowl

Top with poppy seeds…

Add salt to Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn in bowl

…and salt to taste.

For best results, eat right away so the popcorn doesn’t get soggy.

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn in bowl

Then…

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn on plate by bowl

…enjoy each and every…

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn on plate by bowl

…tasty bite.

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn in bowl

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More Popcorn Recipes You May Like:

Sweet & Salty Curried Popcorn by The Kitchn

Twix Caramel Popcorn by Two Peas & Their Pod

Caramel Corn by Simply Recipes

Dill Pickle Popcorn by Noble Pig

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Lemon Butter Poppy Seed Popcorn

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn

Change up popcorn in a good way!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Popcorn
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ of a lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a small skillet or pot on low heat and add butter. Stir as the butter melts and add lemon juice.  
  • Continue to stir until the butter is completely melted. Drizzle melted butter on top the popcorn. 
  • Top with poppy seeds and salt to taste. For best results, eat right away.
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